Millennials have one way or the other heard of the story of the great Samuel Okwaraji but not many actually know his true story
What most people know is; he was a patriotic and legendary football player who died while on the pitch playing which actually is true.
It was a historical yet tragic day on the 12th of August, 1989, at the National Stadium, Lagos, during Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying March with Angola.
A dreadlocked Nigerian midfielder, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji popularly known as Sam Okwaraji who had a masters in international law from the University of Rome, Okwaraji slumped ten minutes from the end of the match and died from congestive heart failure at the age of 25.
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